Research Associate in Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow, Department of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the research in Gravitational-Wave Physics working with Professor Sheila Rowan, Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) and colleagues in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. The position is full time and funded for 6 months and is associated with Prof Rowan’s part-time secondment to the post of Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government.


Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge relevant to materials for the optics and suspensions of ground- and space-based gravitational-wave detectors. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help direct research activities within the IGR.


Standard Terms & Conditions

This post is to cover maternity on a month-to-month basis up to 6 months or until the substantive post holder returns from maternity leave, or in the event of her resignation, whichever date is earlier


Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 pro rata per annum.


New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.


All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.


It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.


We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.


The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 027607 Closing Date: 19 August 2019.



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